A SEMI-FOIL SHIP FOR SERVICE ACROSS THE ENGLISH CHANNEL

The concept of the semi-foil ship has been demonstrated by model testing conducted at the U.S. Navy high speed test tank at Langley Field, Virginia, and the design of the first semi-foil cargo ship is well underway by F.A.S.T. Company. By use of the semi-foil design the ship can be built to larger sizes with greater cargo capacity than the conventional hydrofoil. The current designs now underway are for a 3500 ton deadweight roll-on-roll-off ferry and a 3000 ton deadweight cargo vessel. Design and model test data fully supports the semi-foil concept. The design of the semi-foil ship is readily adaptable to the multi-hull concept for specific purposes.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of Second International Waterborne Transportation Conference, October 5-7, 1977, New York City. Available April, 1978, approximately 750 pages, Cost: to ASCE members $15.00; non-members $30.00.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Civil Engineers

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    New York, NY  USA  10017-2398
  • Publication Date: 1977

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00170260
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 14 1978 12:00AM